ATEX Directive Explained

Eurofins York (formerly York EMC Services) is part of a global network of Eurofins electrical and electronic product testing laboratories. We are therefore able to offer a wide range of services in addition to those carried out at our Eurofins York laboratories through a single point of contact, of which ATEX testing is one.

The aim of this one day training course is to provide an overview of how to place equipment on the market which will be used in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

A potentially explosive atmosphere exists when a mixture of air gases, vapors, mists, or dusts combine in a way that can ignite under certain operating conditions. Equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres cover a range of products, including those used on fixed offshore platforms, petrochemical plants, mines, and flour mills, amongst others.

When placing such equipment on the market it must comply with the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU for Europe, and to gain access to the global market the IECEx certification system exists.

European ATEX: The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The Directive defines the essential health and safety requirements and conformity assessment procedures which must be applied before products are placed on the European market. Aligned with the New Legislative Framework, 2014/34/EU has been in force since 20th April 2016, replacing the old ATEX Directive 94/9/EC.

IECEx certification scheme: The objective of the IECEx System is to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety.

Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.

Course Presenters | ATEX specialists Juerg Rellstab (Eurofins Electrosuisse) and Dionisio Bucchieri (Eurofins Product Testing Italy).

CPD hours | Six

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us if you wish to express an interest.